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Yale84
04-14-2011, 05:40 AM
NH Register on next season: http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/04/14/sports/doc4da67ae00b7c6023353429.txt

Ukiddinme
04-14-2011, 01:41 PM
Some of Yale's all-time greats came out of AOF. Jeff Hamilton & Chris Higgins. More recent AOF players - Sean Backman & Kenny Trentowski. A Yale recruit is still at AOF arriving in New Haven 2012.

LTsatch
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Congrats to Brian O'Neill being maned Yale hockey Captain for 2011-2012, well deserved. Interesting to read his take on "the hit" A friend gave me a ticket to the Yale Team banquet on Monday night, anyone else going to attend?

YALE HOCKEY: Newly appointed captain Brian O'Neill has put loss to Minnesota-Duluth in rearview

Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011

By Chip Malafronte, Register Staff

NEW HAVEN — Brian O’Neill couldn’t bring himself to watch the Frozen Four. Not even for a few minutes. He hit the books, played golf and did just about anything else to keep occupied during college hockey’s showcase event.

“Some of the guys got together to watch it,” said O’Neill, Yale’s leading scorer the past two seasons. “For me, it was too close. I needed to get my mind off hockey for a bit.”

Yale, loaded with talent and experience, played last season with the sole purpose of winning the national championship. Perhaps no one took the Bulldogs’ 5-3 loss to eventual champion Minnesota-Duluth in the East Regional final harder than O’Neill.

His open-ice hit on Duluth’s Jake Hendrickson resulted in a 5-minute major penalty and game misconduct. Just eight seconds after he ignited Yale and a near-sellout crowd in Bridgeport with a goal, O’Neill was kicked out of the game. Duluth wasted little time taking an insurmountable four-goal lead.

“I felt terrible,” said O’Neill, who earlier this week was voted captain for the upcoming season by teammates. “It was the turning point in the game. Immediately after it happened, I was in the locker room getting stitches and all I could think about was that I let the team down. It was a brutal night for me personally, and obviously for the team.”

At the time of the hit, O’Neill said he was surprised when he saw the referee had ruled it a 5-minute major. Surprise turned to disbelief when informed he had been ejected.

O’Neill thought the hit was clean. Hard, certainly. But clean. Video replays from every angle confirmed as much. That was a small consolation to O’Neill.

“I watched the replays,” O’Neill said. “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t take anything back. I didn’t think it was a dirty hit. If it was illegal, I think I would have had a tougher time getting over it.”

Support came from teammates and coaches, parents and fans. And not just for O’Neill, but for the entire team, which couldn’t shed the feelings of being at rock bottom after the loss.

“He was disappointed; we were all disappointed,” Yale senior Broc Little said. “It’s tough to go out that way. But it wasn’t his fault by any means.”

The Bulldogs take a big hit with the loss of nine seniors, all valuable cogs in the team’s recent run of league championships and NCAA tournament berths. A bottom feeder in ECAC Hockey for much of its existence, Yale is now considered one of the nation’s elite programs.

That fact isn’t lost on O’Neill, who observed the leadership methods of the three previous Yale captains — Matt Nelson, Ryan Donald and Jimmy Martin.

“You can never replace losing those nine seniors, and what they brought to the table,” O’Neill said. “But we still have a lot of depth coming back, some of it not showed last year. There are guys who will get the opportunity to show what they have, and with a good freshman class we should be able to adjust to the losses.”

O’Neill, a Yardley, Pa., native, has 91 points over the past two seasons and was a finalist for the ECAC player of the year award. An electric player on the ice, he’s as much of a presence in the locker room. His teammates, in a preseason survey, voted O’Neill as the player with the best sense of humor.

“He’s an extremely hard worker, if not the hardest-working guy on the team,” Little said. “I think he’ll be similar to (Martin). Jim wasn’t too vocal before this year, but as a captain he kind of slid into that role. You could feel his authority. (O’Neill) will do a great job. He’s already one of the bigger talkers on the team.”

cornellgradyalefan
04-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Yes, I agree completely on the selection of Brian O'Neill as captain. The rising senior class has a lot of very good players and leaders, but next year will be the first in some time where the freshmen will need to contribute significantly to the success of the team. Often the difference in performance between 1st year players is their commitment to the success of the team, and with O'Neill leading by example, the effort and commitment will not be lacking.

cornellgradyalefan
04-23-2011, 12:53 PM
Little Signs with Swedish League Team


Broc Little
Sixth Class of 2011 Eli To Begin Pro Career


NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The waiting is over for Broc Little. While five of his Yale hockey teammates were skating for professional teams in early April hoping to earn contracts this fall, Little was waiting for something better. The senior from Rindge, N.H., may have gotten just that when he signed a one-year deal with Vasteras from the Swedish Allsvenskan League.


"Most people don't go straight overseas after college but I was presented a good opportunity. I discussed the situation with numerous people, and they only had good things to say about it," said Little, who reports to the team on August 1 and becomes a free agent after next season.


Little, who could be re-signed by Vasteras or ink a deal with a team from the states, will skate with former North Dakota player David Lundbohm, the only other American on the Swedish team.

Yale84
04-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Another article on Broc from the NH Register:
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/04/25/sports/doc4db491993bf0a488942830.txt

LTsatch
04-25-2011, 11:28 PM
I had the distinct honor of attending the Yale Mens Hockey Banquet this evening. For the first time the banquet was held on the unfrozen concrete of Ingalls Rink. It was a nice night with a few sound issues,but cool nonetheless. I will not recite the litany of awards, just posting a couple of pics.
http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=462594&stc=1&d=1303791917

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=462595&stc=1&d=1303791917

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=462596&stc=1&d=1303791917

cornellgradyalefan
04-26-2011, 09:39 PM
Big news about Guy Gadowski leaving Princeton for Penn State. There was some suggestion on the Princeton off season thread that Kyle Wallack could be a good fit there given his recruiting success within the confines of Ivy requirements and his overall role in Yale's success

jcarter7669
04-27-2011, 08:26 AM
I had the distinct honor of attending the Yale Mens Hockey Banquet this evening. For the first time the banquet was held on the unfrozen concrete of Ingalls Rink. It was a nice night with a few sound issues,but cool nonetheless. I will not recite the litany of awards, just posting a couple of pics.

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=462596&stc=1&d=1303791917

Why is Yale losing 10 - 11?

FlagDUDE08
04-27-2011, 09:16 AM
Why is Yale losing 10 - 11?

At least according to the tags, they're overrated cupcakes. Plus, you gotta watch out for that team from Hockey, they're brutal. :D

jcarter7669
04-27-2011, 10:01 AM
At least according to the tags, they're overrated cupcakes. Plus, you gotta watch out for that team from Hockey, they're brutal. :D

Well, in their defense how could they possibly hope to beat hockey at a game of hockey. That's just a no win situation.

hockeyenthusiast
04-27-2011, 11:00 AM
Well, in their defense how could they possibly hope to beat hockey at a game of hockey. That's just a no win situation.

Or maybe Hockey's goalie is just better at getting pucks to the net...11 shots= 11 goals
10 shots= 10 goals...

LTsatch
04-27-2011, 10:36 PM
The save percentage from that game was really bad.

Back to the dinner I actually sat with Max from the Yale Daily News and coaxed him into taking notes and writing an article for the paper. Here is the story about the awards, thanks Max!

BOOLA BOOLA | Men's hockey honors class of 2011


By Max de La Bruyère

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The men's hockey team honored its seniors, who comprise the most successful class in program history, at its annual banquet Monday night at Ingalls Rink. Head coach Keith Allain '80, senior fellow of the Yale Corporation Roland Betts '68, captain Jimmy Martin '11, and captain-elect Brian O'Neill '12 all gave speeches, and each senior was individually recognized in front of a crowd that included parents, athletics staff, and members of the Yale Hockey Association.

The team awarded season awards as follows:

Malcolm G. Chace Award — to the player who, through sportsmanship, spirit, and ability, has best served the finest traditions of Yale hockey: Denny Kearney '11

Martin Dwyer III Award — to the most outstanding first-year player: Kenny Agostino '14

David C. Noyes III Award — to the member of the team whose performance and attitude have most inspired his teammates through determination, grit, and courage: Chris Cahill '11

John Poinier Award — to the best defensive player: Jimmy Martin '11 and Mike Matczak '11

J. Murray Murdoch Award — to the most valuable player: Brian O'Neill '12 and Ryan Rondeau '11

Edward M. Wright Award — for success both on the ice and in the classroom: Charles Brockett '12

Yale Hockey Coaches Award — to the member of the team whose determination and desire have contributed most to team morale and to the spirit of hockey at Yale: Jeff Anderson '11

The team's nine graduating seniors are Jeff Anderson, Chris Cahill, Denny Kearney, Broc Little, Jimmy Martin, Brendan Mason, Mike Matczak, Ryan Rondeau, and Ken Trentowski.

licwinko
05-09-2011, 12:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTZLAeQpcXE

Highlight montage from the season. I'd forgotten about many of these amazing goals.

LTsatch
05-13-2011, 11:29 PM
Thanks Mark!

BoolaBoola
05-28-2011, 03:44 PM
Hey everyone,

Was doing some off-season reading and wanted to just send a note about WBYC: while the AM station is now running NPR content, the students (including the student sportscasters) have had their programs running on the website for a couple years now (they only went exclusive on the web last year, however). Every Yale home game was covered by WYBC this past season, as well as the RPI-Union and Princeton/QPac road trips and every single playoff game. While you can no longer hear them over terrestrial radio (AM 1340), you can stream the online feeds (found at www.wybcx.com) from anywhere, including on your smartphones at Ingalls or anywhere you can otherwise get online. I've done it before right there while watching the game...just plug your headphones into your phone. If you don't have a smartphone then it is a bummer, but from what I know there were very valid reasons for the students wanting to go online-only.

And a quick note in regards to that Yale sportscaster who briefly became famous earlier this year for his enthusiasm: WYBC as of the start of this past season no longer provides audio content for Yale's videostreams. I know everyone involved in broadcasting Yale hockey for both WYBC and for Yale Athletics (who do their videostreams using paid students... but not WYBC's kids, who stick to the radio station). They're all good kids who mean well, so I won't speak ill of them. But whatever your thoughts may be on his performance, if they're negative please don't consider them to be a strike against WYBC. (If they're positive then ignore everything I just said, lol).

The WYBC broadcasters this year, a sophomore and freshman, came in very inexperienced but (IMHO) became very solid towards the end of the season and during the playoffs. Plus they'll be among the first WYBC broadcasters to really grow with the team as they call games, so it should be exciting to see them provide even better calls in the future (Mike Dunn '10 did as well, prior to that the YBC voices were there for only really their senior season).

Sorry this became much more than a quick note...I can't wait for next year, and with Kinkaid and York gone it looks like it's going to be another Yale-Cornell battle for the top, which is always fun.

FlagDUDE08
05-31-2011, 08:01 AM
Hey everyone,

Was doing some off-season reading and wanted to just send a note about WBYC: while the AM station is now running NPR content, the students (including the student sportscasters) have had their programs running on the website for a couple years now (they only went exclusive on the web last year, however). Every Yale home game was covered by WYBC this past season, as well as the RPI-Union and Princeton/QPac road trips and every single playoff game. While you can no longer hear them over terrestrial radio (AM 1340), you can stream the online feeds (found at www.wybcx.com) from anywhere, including on your smartphones at Ingalls or anywhere you can otherwise get online. I've done it before right there while watching the game...just plug your headphones into your phone. If you don't have a smartphone then it is a bummer, but from what I know there were very valid reasons for the students wanting to go online-only.

And a quick note in regards to that Yale sportscaster who briefly became famous earlier this year for his enthusiasm: WYBC as of the start of this past season no longer provides audio content for Yale's videostreams. I know everyone involved in broadcasting Yale hockey for both WYBC and for Yale Athletics (who do their videostreams using paid students... but not WYBC's kids, who stick to the radio station). They're all good kids who mean well, so I won't speak ill of them. But whatever your thoughts may be on his performance, if they're negative please don't consider them to be a strike against WYBC. (If they're positive then ignore everything I just said, lol).

The WYBC broadcasters this year, a sophomore and freshman, came in very inexperienced but (IMHO) became very solid towards the end of the season and during the playoffs. Plus they'll be among the first WYBC broadcasters to really grow with the team as they call games, so it should be exciting to see them provide even better calls in the future (Mike Dunn '10 did as well, prior to that the YBC voices were there for only really their senior season).

Sorry this became much more than a quick note...I can't wait for next year, and with Kinkaid and York gone it looks like it's going to be another Yale-Cornell battle for the top, which is always fun.

Sorry, but Colgate already claimed York leaving as their victory. :p However, given so many people thought we would be awful after Pirri and D'Amigo left, well... ;)

I wouldn't worry too much about being "homers" on your stream. Any visiting fans that listen to your stream should come to expect it. Your broadcasters know more about your own team, and therefore would be able to speak more about them than the other team. I'd start worrying if the broadcasters are being "homers" to the point where they can't remain objective at all (like I heard with another team's broadcast during an RPI away game). I'm not saying kiss the other team's butt, but realize that sometimes things just don't turn out positively.

LTsatch
06-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Agostino Selected for National Camp

Yale Rookie MVP Trying Out for U.S. Team



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kenny Agostino, the Yale hockey player who earned rookie MVP honors last winter, has been selected to the 40-man roster for the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Agostino will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that takes part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.

“It is a tremendous honor to be invited to the evaluation camp. The opportunity to compete with great players from all over the country will be a great experience,” said Agostino, who was Hockey Commissioner’s Association Rookie of the Month in January and finished 15th among Division I rookies with .81 points per game overall.

The camp, which will take place at Lake Placid's Olympic Center from Aug. 6-13, includes practices, intrasquad scrimmages and international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States. A full schedule is below.

“I have been very fortunate to have great coaches and players who have helped me develop this past year. My freshman year at Yale was a great experience. It was an adjustment process for me early on, but I feel I learned a lot about the game this past year. I am also very excited to return to the Penguins’ prospect camp after completing my first year of college hockey,” said the Pittsburgh draft pick and a 2010-11 Academic All-ECAC pick.

ajh258
06-30-2011, 02:55 PM
Why is Yale losing 10 - 11?

Class of 2010-11....

How did all of you get into Yale?

CHFAN222
07-01-2011, 03:01 PM
Any thoughts on here about Northeastern possibly going after Keith Allain to fill their head coaching job?

If given an offer do you think he would take it?

Would it devastate the Yale program?